Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Forgetting the Future

Thirty four years ago today… I was born. They named me Hugh Crocker Howey after my grandfather, Hugh Crocker Murrill. On the same day that I was given a first name, my grandfather, the great male of our clan, was given a new one. He became “Big Hugh,” the only name I ever knew him by. It was many years into my life before I realized that I’d helped rename the great man–that my humble existence had altered the label used for such a marvelous, massive and magnificent human being.…